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JK Rowling Schools Fan on Gay Dumbledore

Fan couldn't 'see' the character as gay
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 25, 2015 9:43 AM CDT
JK Rowling Schools Fan on Gay Dumbledore
In this Sept. 27, 2012, file photo, British author JK Rowling poses for photographers at the Southbank Centre in London.   (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)

(Newser) – JK Rowling is the subject of headlines touting her "perfect," "brilliant," "amazing" response to a fan who asked her yesterday, "I wonder why you said that Dumbledore is a gay because I can't see him in that way." Rowling replied: "Maybe because gay people just look like... people?" The question-asker has since deleted all of her tweets, but the Independent reports that she originally responded to Rowling, "amazing answer... Yes you are absolutely right. Such an inspiration!!!" (Click for a list of the best fictional gay role models.)

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